Olive oil

Olive oil

Olive oil is a fat obtained from the olive (the fruit of Olea europaea; family Oleaceae), a traditional tree crop of the Mediterranean Basin. The oil is produced by pressing whole olives. It is commonly used in cooking, whether for frying or as a salad dressing. It is also used in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and soaps, and as a fuel for traditional oil lamps, and finds uses in some religions. It is associated with the Mediterranean diet popularized since the 1950s in North America for its possible health benefits.

Jeanne Calment, a French supercentenarian who has the longest confirmed human lifespan on record, living to the age of 122 years, ascribed her longevity and relatively youthful appearance for her age to a diet rich in extra virgin olive oil.
Mariam Amash was born in 1888. She has 10 sons, 1 daughter, 120 grandchildren and 250 great-grandchildren. Amash lived in Jisr az-Zarqa, Israel, and was once the world's oldest woman. Mariam attributed her longevity and youthfulness to olive oil. Additional attributes are longevity and the enhancement of aesthetic beauty. Amash claimed that she drank 1 full glass of olive oil every day

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